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Can Conventions Circumvent Law?

The 10% Rule and the LoP

The speaker has decided to follow conventions rather than jurisprudence in her decision not to accord the "leader of opposition" status to the leader of the Congress legislative party in the Lok Sabha. Conventions cannot supersede the law as various judgments point out. Comparisons to other legislatures elsewhere in the world also suggest the inapplicability of the 10% rule in appointing the LoP.



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